Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported) August 9, 2018



Juniper Networks, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34501   770422528

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1133 Innovation Way,

Sunnyvale, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (408) 745-2000

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On August 9, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Juniper Networks, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a new form of Indemnification Agreement (the “Indemnification Agreement”) for the Company’s directors, officers and certain employees. The Indemnification Agreement updates the prior form by, among other things: removing all references to the Company’s D&O Trust, which has terminated; clarifying that the Company will not unreasonably withhold or delay consent to a settlement involving a director or officer; establishing a process for selecting an “independent legal counsel”; and clarifying that the Company will not indemnify (i) an indemnitee’s compensation “clawed back” as required under SEC rules or (ii) conduct by an indemnitee that is knowingly fraudulent (as established by a court).

The Indemnification Agreement will be the form used for all newly appointed directors and officers and certain newly hired employees. For existing directors, officers and certain employees who elect to enter into the Indemnification Agreement, it shall supersede any prior Indemnification Agreement previously entered into between the Company and such individuals.

The description of the Indemnification Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Indemnification Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.    Description
10.1    Form of Indemnification Agreement entered into by the Registrant with each of its directors, officers and certain employees, approved for use on August 9, 2018*+



Filed herewith


Indicates management contract or compensatory plan, contract or arrangement.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Juniper Networks, Inc.
August 10, 2018     By:   /s/ Brian M. Martin
      Name: Brian M. Martin
      Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel